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4x4 Literature

Post by Jorrie » 19 May 2013 10:36

Me thinks it might be a good idea to start a thread where we can post information on useful Patrol and 4x4 literature.

I recent found this little book which is very informative, particularly for newbies.
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4x4 - A Practical Guide to Off-Road Adventures in Southern Africa
Also available in Afrikaans
4x4 'n Praktiese Gids to Veldry-Avonture in Suider-Afrika
Author: Jan Joubert
Publisher: Struik
ISBN: 1 86872 293 7

The book covers amongst other the following topics:
1. Planning your trip.
2. Your vehicle.
3. Vehicle equipment.
4. Trailers.
5. Driving in the veld.
6. What to take with.
7. Camping.
8. The kitchen.
9. Safety.
10. Hygiene and First Aid.
11. The Human Element.
13. Veld Etiquette.
14. Control Lists.
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Re: 4x4 Literature

Post by Tinus lotz » 19 May 2013 11:22

Goeie plan :thumbup:

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Re: 4x4 Literature

Post by Herrie » 19 May 2013 18:53

Ek het hierdie boek baie jare terug gekoop!

Daar is baie goeie inligting in die boek. :thumbup:
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Re: 4x4 Literature

Post by NISMOnator » 20 May 2013 07:16

Lyk interesant!
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Post by Jorrie » 02 Jun 2013 13:51

Herewith the detail of Glyn Demmer's book ''Off-Road Tactix - Tread with Respect'' that I mentioned in another thread.
It makes for excellent and easy reading, and good education. Really worth the while. Picked it up for R20 in very good nick. Would be very useful in the Nissan 4x4 Club Training environment.
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The book covers the following aspects:
1. Foreword
2. Tread with Respect
3. Useful Equipment (Including Recovery, Medical and Survival kit)
4. Navigation
5. Camping
6. Negotiating your Path
7. Recovery
8. Tyres and Accessories
9. Repairs
10. Basic Survival

The book (2nd Ed) was published by Struik in 2003 and sponsored by Nissan SA and Dunlop Tyres (Pty) Ltd.
ISBN 1 86872 821 8
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Re: 4x4 Literature

Post by Jorrie » 02 Jun 2013 14:20

"The Complete Guide to Four-Wheel Drive in Southern Africa 2012/2013 " by Andrew St Pierre White is also a very useful book.
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It is published by International Motoring Productions
http://www.4xforum.co.za
ISBN 978-1-920115-24-1
Is available from Outdoor Warehouse
This comprehensive book in its 7th edition covers the following:
1. Four wheel drive
2. 4x4 vehicles
3. 4x4 Accessories
4. Wheels and tyres
5. 4x4 Driving
6. 4x4 Recovery
7. Trailers and towing
8. Overland expeditions
9. Maintenance and bush repairs
10. Navigation and communication
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Re: 4x4 Literature

Post by Jorrie » 03 Jun 2013 18:21

For those interested in visiting the Richtersveld.
World Heritage Sites of South Africa: Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape including Namaqualand by David Fleminger.
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Published by Southbound 2008
ISBN: 978-190143-23-1
Printer by Pinetown Printers (Pty)Ltd
The book covers the following aspects:
1. Overview
2. Plants of the Richtersveld
3. Animals of the Richtersveld
4. The human experience
5.History of the area
6. Conserving the landscape
7. Exploring the Richtersveld
8. The Richtersveld Community Conservancy
9.The Richtersveld National Park
10. Exploring Namaqualand
11. References and further reading
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